Information of interest on the 2015 elections in El Salvador, where they will elect municipal councils, members of the Legislative Assembly and members of the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN).
Date of 2015 elections
The elections will be carried out the day Sunday, March 1, 2015, the hours will be from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
What choose Salvadorans
The call for elections is to choose the following officials:
- 262 mayors and municipal councils, of the 262 municipalities in El Salvador.
84 members of the Legislative Assembly, which vary in each Department. The Department that more members will choose will be San Salvador, with 24.
20 members of the Parliament Central American representing El Salvador to this entity.
The period is from 2015 to 2018.
Political parties in contention
Elections in 2015 were registered 10 political parties Electoral Supreme Court and are as follows:
- Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (ARENA)
- Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN)
- Partido Democracia Cristiana (PDC)
- Partido de Concertación Nacional (PCN)
- Cambio Democrático (CD)
- Gran Alianza por la Unidad Nacional (GANA)
- Partido Salvadoreño Progresista (PSP)
- Fraternidad Patriota Salvadoreña (FPS).
- Democracia Salvadoreña (DS)
- Partido Social Demócrata (PSD)
Not all political parties are participating in all departments. In the case of members is also added 1 independent candidacies, which does not belong to any political party and is by the Department of San Salvador.
According to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, 4,911,672 Salvadorans to vote in these elections, of which the 53.11% are women and the 46.89% are women. There will be 10,621 together recipients of votes, distributed at 1,595 polling place throughout the country.
Cost of the 2015 elections
The Electoral Supreme Tribunal (TSE) asked the Ministry of finance a budget of $36 million for the electoral process next year, but according to the financial analysis made by the Ministry, be had to a reduction of $10.4 million that would cover the areas of advertising and press, electoral training, attention to political parties, consultation civic, electoral organization, transmission of results, among other programs. So the amount finally approved was $25.5 million.
It is estimated that each vote to choose members costs $2.81 and every vote to choose municipal councils has a cost of $2.10
How to vote
Although the form of voting for mayors will remain the same, the form of election for members has changed so many Salvadorans have doubts on how to do it. The easiest way is to set a flag or flags of coalition, although you can also vote for flag and at the same time marking faces of the members of this party, or by marking as a crossover vote without busting the number of members that correspond to your Department.
Where I have to vote
Polls now will be located in a place near your House, know where you should vote it is very easy and you can do it before the day of the elections not to lose much time.
When the results will be known
The TSE has still very emphatic and mentioned knowing the preliminary results of the elections will take time by that calls the population to keep calm; in the case of the mayors could learn the same night, but deputies will be until at least the early morning of the next day, since the crossover vote counting will be slower; However they have ensured total transparency in the counting.
Among the novelties of this election highlights the fact the mode of residential voting, is now fully embraced which consists of that polling places are approached to voters, so many schools, schools, stadiums and local public institutions will serve as polling stations.
The ability to apply the crossover vote, is now has with which the citizens can choose representatives they create suitable, regardless of the order in which designated them the political party the ballot. The vote crossed also candidates from various political parties, respecting the voting rules are eligible.
Also from this election, it will be possible to elect the members for the Central American Parliament.
The National Civil Police shall make available to the electoral event to 23 thousand 265 elements, which have suspended their licensing program from zero hours on 28 February.
Candidates for mayor of San Salvador
The Mayor of San Salvador is without a doubt the Mayor that more attention since it is the capital of El Salvador, and it is here where there are more voters,so it is also interesting to inform applicants:
- Nayib Bukele (FMLN)
- Edwin Zamora (ARENA)
- Walter Araujo (GANA)
- Roberto Cañas (CD)
- Rodolfo Salume (DC)
- Luis Cuenca (PCN)